Sweet Pup & Out!

Mara and I have been enjoying Pat’s pup Bo lately and this morning he was our sweet greeting committee. Bo is proving to be as dear as Brutus, and it’s fun to be seeing more of him.

Mara and I got ‘out’ of the indoor and enjoyed the Meyerโ€™s loop. Today’s photos highlight the current landscape.

We had pretty chilly temps (in the 30s) but Ms Mara was great, the country side beautiful and slowly some sunshine brightened the morning.

Doused

Mara B has been in the slop lately, after three days of pretty much continuous rain.

I visit and spend time with Mara every day but we hadn’t ridden these past few days. So this afternoon it was time to saddle up and enjoy riding in the indoor arena. We trotted and circled, observed the pasture horses and ignored the weather conditions (as it was still misting.)

All while thinking about Benjamin and that today is “World Mental Health Day 2018”

Mara sure helps me with my mental health….and here’s an Instagram post I saw this morning to share with you…..

Sunday/Harvest

Jay and I had a fun visit with Mara B this afternoon. First on the agenda was to let her dash about in the outdoor arena!

Jay then provided her with his special comfort and grooming routine.

We liked playing with Fergi and Liz’s new indoor arena toy, and we observed the harvest work in the nearby fields.

A delightful fall Sunday for us enjoying Mara B and the barn.

Dry Fields & Thicker Coat

Mara B and I had such a fine ride this afternoon, it was so nice to be together. Her coat is considerably thicker than the last time I saw her.

More fields have been cut, and those still standing are very dry.

Good to be back in the saddle for fall rides with Mara.

So Blue & So Green

Mara B and I enjoyed a ride with Tera and Rosie this morning. It was warm and sunny and I noticed how very blue the sky was and how much green is still around. There are certainly signs of fall, however today’s route kept us surrounded by lush growing green alfalfa and grasses.

The brown we’re observing are burrs, and no one wants to touch those.

Subtle September changes are noticeable.

Apple Treats & More Practice

Some kind person at the Barn left a paper bag of free apples for the horses to eat. Mara who is on such a strict diet is getting to have one a day and loving them. Mara even knows the sound of the wrestling bag when I put my hand in there to find the perfect apple for her!

Tera and Rosie felt like more trail riding practice so they joined us on a ride around the Meyer loop again this afternoon. Rosie was noticeably more relaxed on this second ride.

A low key and successful practice ride for everyone.

After the Rain

More rain around here, however Mara B and I did get out for a good ride during the dry stretch with no rain showers this afternoon.

The earth smelled ‘earthy’ the air was moist and everything felt dewy.

We had no wind and Mara was great, so it was a pleasant afternoon for us.

September Sun

Mara B and I had a later afternoon ride today and the angle of the sun was beautiful.

The conditions were what I like, very calm, quiet and still.

It was one lovely view after another this afternoon!

And new Barn pup Bo greeted us when we returned to the Barn.

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all our wonderful Mara Moments followers, thank you for riding along with us, we appreciate your support. ๐Ÿ’›โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ Helen

A Great Double

Kim and Rio and Mara and I had an ideal day for a great morning ride! We successfully rode each of our two main riding “loops” and were delighted that the ride was peaceful and uneventful.

Large gorgeous clouds and color changes in fields along the way were our main observations.

Mara B and Rio were both marvelous mounts.

Greet & Eat

We were washed out by rain today, so Mara B and I took it as a relaxing day “off.” Mara was damp and dirt, she ate while I cleaned her up. The Barn was silent and still.

For our little outing I hand walked her down the road.

We were able to avoid the raindrops long enough for Mara to stop and nibble a few flowers along the way.

Our very wet, damp, and muddy conditions kept us off the trails….